Body fat percentage is very slow to change, and it's really necessary to exercise in order to change it.
I have lost 45 pounds, and my body fat percentage went from 44% to 33%. That's something like a quarter of a percent per pound lost, but of course it's not a straight-line match up.
The fact that my body fat percentage dropped means that I truly lost more fat than I did lean body mass (muscle, skin, organs, bone, etc.). I think that body fat percentage is a more important number than pounds lost.
Many bathroom-type scales are able to estimate body fat % using electrical resistance. The best test is the immersion test. Also, the caliper test, done by a trained fitness coach or other professional, has better accuracy. But as I said, I'm more interested in the difference. I use my Tanita scale.
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Last edited by JayEll : 03-09-2008 at 12:21 PM.